Ontario Construction Report staff writer
The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) returns to Collingwood for its 2019 conference and Awards of Distinction from Sept. 22 to 24, 2019. The three-day event at the Blue Mountain Village and Conference Centre, will be hosted by the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association (SCHBA).
OHBA says the conference provides delegates with opportunities for collaborative learning with industry experts, exclusive networking opportunities, idea sharing forums along entertaining activities. Registration is open at http://conference.ohba.ca with early bird pricing until Sept. 2.
OHBA has expanded the conference under the theme of “Building Growth Together” to include two days of educational sessions ,while offering two concurrent session streams throughout the Monday programming – one stream for builders/developers/renovators and another tailored for marketing and sales professionals.
Building on the Provincial Government’s Housing Supply Action Plan and the ‘More Homes, More Choice Act’, some of the conference’s focus will centre on how the industry can help create one million new homes to accommodate the 2.6 million people coming to Ontario over the next 12 years.
“This year OHBA has organized the conference so that it connects together association commitments with provincial government initiatives,” said OHBA CEO Joe Vaccaro. “We recognize that more homes mean better affordability and that in order to meet the needs of new #homebelievers, cut red tape and get shovels in the ground the industry, municipalities and the provincial government need to work together. This year we will be focusing on what needs to be in place to make #homebeliever dreams into #homebeliever realities.”
The Annual Meeting of Member is set for the morning September 23, after which a full day of educational sessions begin. The luncheon keynote speaker features marketing guru Ron Tite. The day ends with the Presidents’ Gala welcoming the 2019-2020 OHBA President with the Pre-Reception, the President’s Gala Dinner, and President’s Gala Post-Reception.
The final day of the conference opens with a full second day of business programming or activities and culminates with the OHBA Awards of Distinction Gala in the evening of Sept. 24.